/ Modified mar 25, 2024 2:13 p.m.

"Víctimas del Pecado" makes a powerful return to the silver screen.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: How Stories Change Lives - Social Venture Partners "Fast Pitch" offers opportunities for local non-profits; and Mel Blumenthal shares a story about being sneaky on a German train.

vitimas del pecado color poster hero "Víctimas del Pecado" ("Victims of Sin") Mexico, 1951

Arizona Spotlight

March 21, 2024

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Featured on the March 21st, 2024 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:

  • Find out how a 3-minute story can be life-changing. Learn about the process behind the annual “Fast Pitch” event, sponsored by Social Venture Partners to build resilience, resources, and relationships for Southern Arizona non-profit organizations. The Fast Pitch Class of 2024 is preparing for the Main Event on Tuesday, March 26th at 7 pm at The Fox Tucson Theatre.

Social Venture Partners group photo From left to right, the "Fast Pitch Class of 2024" participants: Ren Manning (Co-Director, Director of Education for BorderLinks), Rebekah Welch (Marketing & Community Outreach for TMM Family Services, Inc.), Amy Serafin (Development & Communications Specialist for Children’s Clinics), Jorge Ruiz (Program Outreach Coordinator for Interfaith Community Services), Sean McClintock (Fatherhood Support Facilitator for Parent Aid), David Gordon (Executive Director for Special Needs Solutions) , Emilia Honkasaari (Communications & Development Director for The Haven) & Kimberly Gutierrez (Donor Relationship Specialist for Casa De Los Niños).

Brittany and Aaron fast pitch Aaron Henne and Brittany Battle in the AZPM radio studio recording an interview for "Fast Pitch"
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  • Meet Mel Blumenthal, a leading voice in a storytelling group called Female StoryTellers, or F#ST that has been inspiring local audiences since 2012. And, hear her suspenseful true story about attempting to ride the rail service in Germany without buying a ticket.

Mel Blumenthal Female Storytellers Mel Blumenthal, the outreach director at F*ST, during a March 2024 storytelling event at The Rock in Tucson.

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Female Storytellers Group Storytellers Aly Higgins, Mel Blumenthal, Emily Viola, Aubyn Philabaum and Tiara Bertram after their December 2023 event.
Tony Paniagua / AZPM

  • Cinema Tucsón presents a classic of Mexican cinema next week, when a new restored print of 1951’s Víctimas del Pecado (“Victims of Sin”) screens at The Fox Tucson Theatre March 27 at 7 p.m. Mark talks with Viviana Garcia Besne, a filmmaker and restoration specialist, about the film’s recovery, and film essayist Chris Dashiell offers his opinion of why it should be highly regarded as a passionate example of a noir musical.
Victimas Del Pecado poster VIEW LARGER Poster for the 1951 film "Víctimas Del Pecado"
Ninon Sevilla VIEW LARGER Ninón Sevilla as Violeta in the film "Víctimas Del Pecado". (Mexico, 1951)

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